Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
AbstractA self-contained treatment of the waveguide mode theory of the propagation of very-low-frequency radio waves is presented. The model of a flat earth with a sharply bounded and homogeneous ionosphere is treated for both vertical and horizontal dipole excitation. The properties of the modes are discussed in considerable detail. The influence of earth curvature is also considered by reformulating the problem using spherical wave functions of complex order. The modes in such a curved guide are investigated and despite the initial complexity of the general solution, many interesting and limiting cases may be treated in simple fashion to yield useful and convenient formulas for calculation. Other factors considered are the influence of the earth's magnetic field, antipodal effects, resonator type oscillations, and the influence of stratification at the lower edge of the ionosphere.
CiteJournal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards. Section D: Radio Propagation, Vol. 64D, No. 2, p. 153
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